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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

Please note: If you are applying for a pilot position with West Atlantic unfortunately we do not have any vacancies at this time.  Due to the high volume of enquiries/applications we may be unable to respond to you.  All previous applications do remain on our file for 6 months and should the situation change you may be contacted.

Open positions

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Application deadline

Technical Support Engineer

Location:
East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:
08/12/2021

Technical Support Engineer                                                                                            

 

Position Type:             Full-Time and working in full shifts (24/7)

Work Pattern              Flexible work pattern mon-sun based on pre-determined work roster

Department:               Technical Services/ LMC

Location:                     EMA

Responsible to:          Technical Manager/ LMC Manager

Role Summary

West Atlantic have an exciting vacancy at their Technical Services and Line Maintenance Control organization for a motivated, passionate, and professional individual to join their Team as a Technical Support Engineer, revolving around the technical defects of the WA Fleet. You will be working in a team of technical experts reporting to the Technical Manager and LMC Manager. Candidates must be aware travel maybe required in this role, hence a valid UK/ EU passport and Driving License is required.

Responsibilities:

  • To identify repetitive defects on the WA Fleet, support reliability investigations and implementation of solutions to reliability issues in conjunction with Technical Services Engineers and OEMs/STCs.
  • Daily reviews, reporting and shift handovers for the oncoming shift.
  • To assist Line Maintenance Controllers and Part 145 staff to troubleshoot defects, monitor repeat defects to effectively return the aircraft to service. Liaise with the Line Planning, Engineering, Operations Control departments to create work orders for defect rectification, troubleshooting and identify and allocate resources (spares, tooling) required.
  • To liaise with Part 145 Maintenance teams and Line Maintenance Control to ensure defects are rectified expeditiously.
  • To monitor fleet acceptable deferred defects ensuring parts, manpower and work orders are raised and issued to ensure expeditious rectification.
  • Provide input to support AOG recovery efforts, including OEM/ STC Service requests, receiving appropriate approvals and safe RTS support.
  • Assist with SMS and CMS investigations.
  • Support MEL updates and provide inputs for AD, SB review and implementation to the Engineering department. Review of performed by P145 work on ADs for appropriate closures.
  • Assist Engineering and LMC with Technical queries, procedures creation and solutions to A/C defect.
  • Ad-hoc projects and actions assigned by the Department Managers.

Attributes

  • Relevant Engineering Degree or EASA Part 66 licence with a minimum 3 years of work experience
  • Part M and P145 regulations knowledge
  • Knowledge of B737CL & 737NG and MBF, suite is a must
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communication skills with experience writing or reviewing technical instruction
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time and make decisions in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Lateral thinker who can identify areas of potential improvement and provide solutions

Salary:

Market compatible level

Company Pension

 Please note there is no loyalty bonus with this role for new or existing employees. 


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B2 Engineer - Based in Edinburgh

Location:
Application deadline:
17/12/2021

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time             

Department:              P145 West Atlantic    

Location:                    EDI

Responsible to:          P145 Maintenance Manager  

Role Summary

To provide and support effective and efficient engineering at EDI, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner. 

Responsible for ensuring that the relevant line maintenance at EDI is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. Line maintenance is categorised as, meet and greet support, daily and weekly inspection, flight log and crew reported defects, out of phase and scheduled maintenance.

Engineers will be rostered on a shift system based on 7 on 7 off shifts, as scheduled by the P145 maintenance manager. The role is predominantly night shift work, but shift times are subject to change as scheduled by the P145 maintenance manager or the Line Station Controller.

Hours are subject to change dependant on operational requirements, and are at full discretion of the company.

Responsibilities

Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.

Ensure tools and equipment are handled and stored correctly.

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE. 

Ensure company premises and vehicles are maintained and good housekeeping standards are achieved at all times. Report any building/facilities defects to the maintenance manager.

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information. 

Keep current with the approved working schedules, company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed. 

Engineers are responsible for ensuring their airside passes, driving permits, and airside vehicle permits are kept valid

Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements

Unrestricted UK B2 license – type rating required on 737CL - NG Approval an Advantage 

Required Skills/Experience

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Salary

Basic B2 Salary of £40,000 (B1/B2 combined £44,000), company pension, 21 days paid leave.
Plus:

  • £6,500 EDI shift allowance ( Day Shifts )
  • £3,346 B737CL Type rating (unrestricted)
  • £3,346 B737NG (unrestricted)
  • Please note there is no loyalty bonus with this role for new or existing employees. 

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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.
 

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Inflight to Svalbard

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First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

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Safety training

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